Category Archives: Human Behavior: Calm

Have a sense of purpose in life? It may protect your heart: The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and presented on March 6 at … Continue reading

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Intense anger episodes linked to high risk of heart attack within 2 hours

Sophia Antipolis, 24 February 2015. The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the “usual frequency” patterns of anger. The findings emerged from … Continue reading

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Does pacing back and forth actually help anxiety?

To deal with these everyday stresses and anxieties, we often subconsciously pace back and forth with no destination or clear goal in mind. But what causes pacing, and can it help ease our mood? “Pacing is a behavioral signal to … Continue reading

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Meditation has gone viral

One hundred fifty people sat in the big meeting room, hands on laps, eyes closed, feet flat on the floor. “Bring your attention to this moment,” Janice Marturano instructed. “Be open to sensations of warmth or coolness, sensations of fullness … Continue reading

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8 easy feng shui changes to make right now

Instead of resolutions you’re likely to break or expensive gym memberships you won’t use, try out some quick moves from the ancient art of feng shui to help ensure this year is your best one yet. Feng shui coach Susan … Continue reading

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier at Work

Research shows there are simple, concrete things you can do to feel more positive Most people I meet assume that if anyone on the planet is happy at work, I am. Their assumption is easy to understand: I co-founded and … Continue reading

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The one key thing that all caregivers of the elderly and disabled must do

Local community members learned more about taking care of both loved ones and themselves during the 15th annual Caregivers Are Learning More Conference and Resource Fair at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Organized by the USC Family Caregiver Support … Continue reading

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5 feng shui tips to make your home a haven of calm

You have papers strewn across your living room floor, the cupboards aren’t properly organized and you’re in dire need of redecoration — basically, you’re living a cluttered life. This is where feng shui comes in. An ancient art of balancing … Continue reading

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to … Continue reading

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Choking under pressure: the neuroscience behind it

Newswise — Everyone knows the scene: a basketball player at the free throw line, bouncing the ball as he concentrates on the basket. It’s a tight game, and his team needs this point. He regularly makes baskets from much farther … Continue reading

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Practice does not make perfect. Meditation does.

Researchers say that however hard some people try, they won’t excel at their chosen job, sport or hobby. This is because the key to perfection lies in the mind. They have shown that people who rise to the top have … Continue reading

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Admitting our faults: When does self-acceptance trump self-destruction?

When face-to-face with our failures, it’s hard not to deny the consequences of our shortcomings—and sometimes we make problems worse by engaging in the behaviors we have been trying so hard to avoid. According to a new study in the … Continue reading

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Mood can be governed by facial expression

Research published in Cognition & Emotion by Marzoli et al examines how facial expression can trigger an emotional response. Marzoli et al set out to test this theory that mood can be governed by facial expression; to the extent that … Continue reading

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